Week #2: Rhythmic Gymnastics Lesson Plan 8 - Wednesday
Parachute for fitness
Flags for Flag Grab and Chase
Ropes, balls, ribbons, hoops: 1 per student
Music for fitness
The student will:
Participate in Quick Hands activity demonstrating balance, creativity, changes in direction, and cooperative skills.
Participate in Parachute Fitness to improve strength, endurance, coordination, and aerobic capacities.
Demonstrate rope, ribbon, ball, and hoop swinging, circling, figure-eights, and Schottische step skills using form demonstrated by the instructor.
Participate in Flag Grab and Chase demonstrating cooperative skills and following the rules established by the instructor.
NATIONAL STANDARDS: 1-5
Introductory Activity (2-3 Minutes)
Students sit facing a partner with legs crossed or extended. One beanbag is placed on the floor equally between the two partners. The teacher calls out, “Right” or “Left,” and the students try to grab the beanbag with the hand that was called by the teacher. The same activity can be performed from a push-up position or a sit-up position. Partners face each other and quickly try to grab the beanbag with the right or left hand, as called by the teacher.
Facing partner in scattered formation.
One beanbag per two students.
Change partners often.
Fitness Development (8-12 Minutes)
Parachute Fitness Activities
16 Runs clockwise 16 Runs counterclockwise 16 Jumps to center 16 Jumps back 8 count lift overhead 8 count lower to toes 4 count lift 4 count lower
Repeat all, but increase difficulty by holding chute overhead on CW run
Release on last lift.
After the aerobic movements above have been learned, stop the music, and insert the exercises below.
Toe Touches: Lift chute taut to chin. Bend forward and touch grip to toes. Hold taut to chin.
Curl Ups: Curl-up, bend knees, lie back, extend legs. Repeat 16 times. Hold Parachute sitting position in a circle. Curl up, bent knees. Extended legs under chute and lie on back.
Dorsal Lifts: Prone position with head toward chute with arms straight and the chest taut. Lift arms and chest and hold for 4 counts.
Sitting Leg Lift: Sit with legs under chute; on signal lift a leg off ground for 6 to 10 seconds. Try to keep leg straight. Alternate legs. Try a variation: Side leg lefts. Lie on side. Lift top leg and lower.
“Run left” “Run right” “Jump to center!” “Jump back and tighten chute!” “Lift overhead!” (8 Counts.) “Lower to toes” “Again!” “Up! Down!” “Hold overhead and run left!” (32 Counts.) “Hold at waist and run right!” “Lift overhead!” (16 Counts.) “Lower to toes!” “Lift & Release!”
One team wears flags positioned in the back of the belt. On signal, the chase team captures as many flags as possible within a designated amount of time. The captured flags are counted. The teams switch positions and the team that captures the most flags wins.
Scatter formation inside large boundary area.
Split class into using a management game such as back-to-back; toe-to-toe; or elbow-to-elbow to make two groups by then directing one in the group to put hand on hips. Then separate the two groups into teams.
Direct one team to pick up belts with flags attached.
Evaluation/Review and Cheer
Identify which apparatus you enjoy most and explain why. What was challenging in the Challenge Course?